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RICKY D. A. ROSHELL has performed in over fifteen musical pit orchestras on multiple woodwind instruments; including flutes, clarinets, saxophones, double reeds and ethnic winds. He's performed in symphony orchestras as principal oboe, English hornist and bassoonist and he's performed in and led big bands on saxophones, flutes, and clarinets. He completed his Master's degree in Jazz Studies at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio and recently performed the Reed 1 book on the first national Broadway tour of The Prom. Currently, he is performing the sole Reed chair on the second national Broadway tour of Disney's Aladdin.
He has performed with Keller Jazz Orchestra, Dallas Winds, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Blue Wisp Big Band, Flying Circus Big Band, and touring Broadway shows.
In 2019, he made his studio recording debut with Bomethius, a Dallas-based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. He can be heard covering woodwinds on Bomethius albums, Sweet Nothings, Inadiquit and most recently Awful, Pompous and Artificial.
As a member of the 2017 Disneyland All-American College Band, he played tenor saxophone and piccolo throughout the parks on a daily basis. He was the featured piccolo soloist on "The Stars and Stripes Forever" and has committed the solo to memory. It's his favorite thing to pull at out parties when it gets a little dull.
He has performed with jazz greats such as Ron Carter, John Clayton, Wayne Bergeron, Steve Houghton, Gordon Goodwin, Wycliffe Gordon, Gregg Fields, Jiggs Whigham, Javon Jackson, and Chris Potter.
As a member of the 2014 Lone Star Ambassadors, he played principal oboe on a two-week European tour of England, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany.
Aside from his musical endeavors, he also has a background in martial arts and gymnastics. His martial arts accomplishments include two black belts in Korean Taekwondo, a black belt in Filipino Arnis de Mano, and numerous medals at the state and national level of competition.
In 2016, he began an internet challenge on Instagram called the "flip-a-day" challenge. In February of 2019, after 1,147 days of flipping, he concluded the challenge...but legend has it that he still flips to this day without the company of a video camera.
When he's not practicing his instruments or working on his kicking/flipping technique, he enjoys restoring and enjoying older vehicles. As of now, the collection consists of a '92 Corvette Z07, supercharged '93 Corvette, supercharged '97 SVT Cobra, '98 SVT Cobra convertible and a '00 Camaro convertible.
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